Everything You Need To Know: President Buhari and the Development of a Modern Rail System in Nigeria

  • Laying new tracks to replace the old, damaged/vandalized ones originally laid early on in the project.
  • Construction of Overbridges and Overpasses
  • Construction of 10 brand new Stations
  • Addition of a 22KM track extension from Ovu to Aladja (in Delta State)
  • Installation of Signaling + Communications
  • Completion of the Maintenance Depot (comprising Workshops, Warehouses and Offices, and roads, drainages, power, water, sewage facilities), and refurbishment and revival of the sprawling Railway Village, both in/near Agbor, Delta State. (The Agbor Railway Station and nearby Maintenance Depot were named by President Buhari after former President Goodluck Jonathan, while the Railway Village was named after Michael Akhigbe, late retired Vice Admiral and Chief of General Staff between 1998 and 1999).
  • A new Deep Sea Port to be sited in Warri for the Itakpe-Warri Line
  • A new Deep Sea Port to be sited in Akwa Ibom for the Coastal Rail Line
  • A new Deep Sea Port to be sited in Bonny for the revamped Port Harcourt — Maiduguri Narrow Gauge Rail (and a future Standard Gauge Rail).
  • An Inland Dry Port (IDP) in Ibadan, Oyo State, served by the Lagos — Ibadan SGR, to help decongest the Apapa and TinCan Island Ports.
  • Warri: where the Central and Coastal Lines will be connected.
  • Aba: where the Eastern and Coastal Lines will be connected.
  • Kafanchan-Kaduna: Connecting the Eastern and Western Lines
  • Abuja: Where the Central and Western Lines will be connected.
  • Lagos: Where the Western and Central Lines will be connected

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